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“Reconciled with Asian Food here at last”
Review of Le Soleil D'Asie

Le Soleil D'Asie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$28
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Reconciled with Asian Food here at last”
Reviewed 11 October 2011

After reading some very positive comments on Tripadvisor about this restaurant, we decided to go there for lunch today. I had the menu at €14 and my wife ordered a la Carte and we ordered some Jasmine Tea to accompany the meal (very good). Because others have said the Pâtés Impériales (hot spring rolls) are to die for we ordered these. They were!! As good as any I've eaten anywhere. What's more, there were ten of them for the two of us, though they were quite small (8cm long by 2cm dia)!! Wow, what a good start. Served with dipping sauce, lettuce and mint as usual in restaurants from Indo-China.

For our mains, I had the beef saté and Cantonese rice and my wife ordered crispy noodles with pork. After a brief delay - long enough to confirm that the dishes were freshly cooked, they appeared. Very generous portions again. I have one slight issue with the restaurant in that the menu said my beef would be moderately spicy. I could hardly detect any chilli heat, but I don't really blame them, the French are notoriously incapable of accepting it. However, on a little carousel on the table there were jars of fish,soya and chilli sauces, as well as salt, so I was able to bump up the spiciness to my taste. Both main dishes were delightful. At long last a place where we could eat with real pleasure.

For our dessert we ordered banana fritters. We chose not to have them flambé, though that would have been included in my menu. We each were served a whole banana, sliced in half lengthways before being battered and deep fried. Again - freshly cooked, crispy and delicious.

How much did this feast cost for the two of us? Just €36.

  • Visited October 2011
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2 Thank IaninFrance
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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Read Trip adviser review”
Reviewed 29 September 2011

We stayed in a local B&B hotel and scoured the internet for a good restaurant. Needless to say, we read trip advisor and found this one. We were expecting so much and got it!
The food, service, ambience and menu choices were perfect. The staff did not speak English, but then why should they, but we were able to be understood and items were translated using what little French we knew. All in all a great little restaurant, pity it isn't closer to where I live in Portugal, as we would be in there every week. By the way the Heineken is 1Euro cheaper than the tsing Tsao beer which was 4.00 Euros a bottle.
The review of the restaurant was very good and we are pleased to have followed the recommendation. If in town go there!

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Colin S
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Powys Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A mecca for lovers of Chinese food”
Reviewed 14 March 2009

On my travels through France in January,2008 I visited "Le Soleil D'Asie" purely as I felt that I would have a meal to fulfill my hunger, until the next day, on my travels. So my wife and I entered the restaurant. The first thing that hits you are the welcoming statues ,towering in front of you. The next thing is how clean, bright and stylish the furnishings are in the restaurant.
We are seated comfortably and offered the menu. The choice was vast, and as I am in no way fluent in French or Chinese, I chose a soup as a starter and a Chinese Prawn curry as a main course. My wife gave her choice..We were served our drinks and waited
for our meal. The first course arrived. My soup was presented in a large round dish, with enough soup for 4 people. The large dish had a centre spindle that enclosed a small heater to keep the soup hot. I spooned my soup into my dish, and took my first taste.
I cannot describe the taste the aroma the wonderful flavours. It was the best soup I have ever tasted, so to were our main courses. The whole experience was memerable and enjoyable. The amazing thing was it was not expensive. So impressed this Januany 2009 I drove the 650 miles from the UK to go back to enjoy it again, and it was just as wonderful. I have no connection with this restuarant, just an enthuisatic diner, who wants you to have the same experience. I am going again ASAP

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4 Thank kevinpowyswales
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